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Developments in Understanding Tourism Policy

Airey, DW (2015) Developments in Understanding Tourism Policy Tourism Review, 70 (4). pp. 246-258.

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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the current stage of the development of the study of tourism policy and some of the key issues that have come in for attention. Design/methodology/approach – The work is based on a review of the literature relating to tourism policy over a 40-year period. Based on one of the models of tourism policy-making, it uses a five-part structure to organise the literature and for each part, it explores the issues dealt with by researchers over the period. Findings – After a slow start, most aspects of tourism policy are now well-covered in the literature, and notably, there has been a marked quickening in the pace of study over the past decade. Influences on policy are well-documented, as are the roles of the different stakeholders in the policy process. This contrasts with the understanding of the work of the policymakers, which is less well-developed, as is the nature and influence of the different forms of policy output. Neoliberalism and governance have been prominent among recent policy themes pursued by researchers.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
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Date : 2015
Identification Number : 10.1108/TR-08-2014-0052
Additional Information : This is the accepted manuscript of a paper accepted for publication in Tourism Review, after peer-review.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 23 Dec 2015 17:09
Last Modified : 12 Jan 2016 16:36

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